Abbott challenged the only known gay juror for a trial in which SKB challenged Abbott's controversial 400% price increase for an HIV medication [SKB is now GlaxoSmithKline, GSK]
The panel held that, because of the history of excluding gays and lesbians from democratic institutions and the pervasiveness of stereotypes about the group, that equal protection forbids striking a juror on the basis of sexual orientation AND remanded the case for a new trial.
ISBT separately comments (21 Feb. 2013). "....However, we, are as yet uncertain as to the full impact that a listing might have on WHO member states. We, therefore urge the committee to take the time to consider this in detail when making a decision, for the reasons outlined...."
Did nurse's delay in ordering blood result in death & multi million $ award? University Med. Ctr. v. Beglin, 2009-SC-000289-DG, 2009-SC-00839-S.W.3d-(11/1/2011)-KY. Nurs Law Regan Rep 2012 Jan;52(8):1.
Lab tech tested blood as 'A positive' instead of 'O positive', but with no 'A pos' blood, tech labelled bag of 'O pos' as 'A pos' and sent it to hospital. During transfusion, a relative said patient was 'O pos.'
Usual medical practice is ABCDE – airway, breathing, circulation, disability, exposure, but in Afghanistan it was 'control of catastrophic haemorrhage'. If you've got both legs and an arm missing, you'll dump your blood volume into dirt long before an airway problem kills you.
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